I was married in 1966 to my wife Lois and we have three children, a daughter and two sons who have produced five marvelous grand children (all now young adults).
I retired in 2008 after spending the last 20 years of my working life as a Financial Controller. During the past nine years I have been the Chairman of the North Shore Men’s Shed retiring in 2016 from that position. Always interested in DIY projects and with a brother who was a cabinetmaker learned a lot of skills and have put them into practice on various projects through the years.
MENZSHED NZ came into my life in 2012 when I attended the conference in Wellington – I was asked to take the position of Region One representative and during the past four years I have been involved in supporting several new sheds to become established.
During my life I have been a member and held office in several other community organisations i.e. NZ Tape Recording Club, NZ Scouting, Chairman, Sec, Treasurer of School Committees, Diabetes Auckland and just recently retired from 38 years membership with Lions Club International.
No real time for other hobbies but have in the past enjoyed involvement in video photography/ production, music and fishing.